LASIK eye surgery has become one of the most popular eye procedures in recent times, with millions of people opting for it to correct their vision. It is a highly effective and safe procedure that has helped people reduce their dependence on glasses and contact lenses. However, despite its popularity, many people still have FAQs and concerns about LASIK. These FAQs have been curated by Specialty Eye Institute to address some of the most common questions and concerns people have about LASIK. Our staff of ophthalmologists offers LASIK eye surgery and other innovative eye care treatments to clients in Michigan and Northwest Ohio. Give our staff a call at (877) 852-8463 to receive treatment.
Am I a good candidate for LASIK?
The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery is through an eye exam from your optometrist or our office. Appropriate LASIK candidates must be at least 18 years of age, in good general health, and have good eye health with no diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma.
Through an initial consultation, we will confirm whether you are a good LASIK candidate, explain the procedure, and answer your questions so that you can make an informed decision. We will explain what results you can reasonably expect by measuring your prescription and thoroughly examining your eyes.
What can LASIK correct?
Laser vision correction can treat a very broad range of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
What is Custom LASIK?
Custom LASIK is a procedure that involves the use of a wavefront analyzer and enables your eye surgeon to customize the Conventional LASIK procedure to your individual eyes. This customized laser vision correction procedure can result in patients seeing clearer and sharper than ever before.
What is LASIK recovery like after surgery?
Most LASIK patients usually see quite well the day following their procedure and may be able to resume most of their normal daily activities. Patients with higher prescriptions may recover more slowly. Although the speed of visual recovery depends on personal healing patterns, most patients notice dramatic visual results within the first few days following their LASIK procedure.
What are the risks of laser eye surgery?
As with any elective surgical procedure, there are risks associated with the laser vision correction procedure. However, the chance of having vision-reducing complications has been documented in a number of clinical studies to be minimal. Remember, millions of people have had excellent results from laser vision correction.
Some potential LASIK complications include conditions such as dry eyes, complications in making the corneal flap, night glare (halos), under or over-correction, and loss of best-corrected vision. At Specialty Eye Institute, these and other risks of vision correction are discussed fully with the patient prior to their procedure. Proper preoperative LASIK screening ensures that we proceed with the procedure only when it is medically advisable. As well, diligent post-operative care helps to identify and address any potential healing complications.
How much does LASIK cost?
The price of a LASIK procedure is determined by the level of refractive correction required, the LASIK technology recommended for your specific condition, and whether you have vision insurance that covers LASIK or if you participate in any discount programs. For specific information on LASIK pricing, please call our office at 877-852-8463.
LASIK Eye Surgery from Specialty Eye Institute
We hope that these LASIK FAQs have been helpful in addressing some of the most common questions and concerns about the LASIK procedure. At Specialty Eye Institute, our goal is to provide our patients with the best possible care and outcomes. We understand that making the decision to have LASIK can be a big one, and we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our experienced team of eye care professionals is here to help you achieve the best possible vision and eye health. Contact us today for more information or to request an appointment.